What are Pigeons? Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short, slender bills with a fleshy cere (the waxy, fleshy covering at the base of the upper beak). The species most commonly referred to just as the “pigeon” is the feral rock pigeon, common in many cities and small rural areas.
The rock pigeon is 32 to 37 cm (12.5 to 14.5 inches) long with a 64 to 72 cm (25 to 28 inch) wingspan. Its lower back is white with two distinctive black bars on its pale grey wings. Its tail has white markings. It is a strong and quick flier, with its lighter grey rump easily seen from above.
The head and neck of the mature pigeon are a darker blue-grey than the back and wings. The green and lilac or purple patch on the side of the neck is larger than that of the stock dove, and the tail is more distinctly banded.
Pigeons come in many different colours depending on age: dark grey, light blue/grey, brown, peach, grey and white, pure white, and more. The feathers of young birds show little lustre and are duller. The eye colour of a pigeon is generally orange, but a few pigeons may have white-grey eyes. The eyelids are orange and are enclosed in a grey-white eye ring. The feet are red to pink.
About Pigeon Patrol:
Pigeon Patrol Products & Services is the leading manufacturer and distributor of bird deterrent (control) products in Canada. Pigeon Patrol products have solved pest bird problems in industrial, commercial, and residential settings since 2000, by using safe and humane bird deterrents with only bird and animal friendly solutions. At Pigeon Patrol, we manufacture and offer a variety of bird deterrents, ranging from Ultra-flex Bird Spikes with UV protection, Bird Netting, 4-S Gel and the best Ultrasonic and audible sound devices on the market today.
Contact us at 1- 877– 4– NO-BIRD, (604) 585-9279 or visit our website at www.pigeonpatrol.ca
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